Toronto Local Appeal Body to begin hearing Committee of Adjustment decisions

The City of Toronto is establishing an independent Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) to rule on appeals of decisions of the Committee of Adjustment and provide quick and efficient hearings.

Early in 2017, the Local Appeal Body for Toronto will replace the function of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to hear Toronto-based appeals of Committee of Adjustment decisions about minor variance and consent applications. The Ontario Municipal Board remains responsible to hear appeals related to Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments, site plan applications and decisions related to subdivisions.

The TLAB will have locally appointed members who will make decisions about local planning matters affecting Toronto neighbourhoods in a fair, consistent, fact-based and informed manner.

The TLAB Chair and members were nominated by an impartial citizen-member nominating panel and recommendations for appointments were submitted to City Council.

The TLAB members were appointed by City Council for a four year term of office.

You can read the City Council decision and learn more about the appointees by visiting:



2016 by Councillor David Shiner